RECAP is software which allows users to automatically search for free copies during a search in the fee-based online law database PACER, and to help building up a free alternative database at the Internet Archive. It was created in 2009 by a team from Princeton University and Harvard University's Berkman Center
RECAP is a Firefox extension which for each PACER document first checks if it has already been uploaded by another user to the Internet Archive; if no free version exists and the user purchases the document from PACER, it will automatically upload a copy to the Internet Archive.
PACER continued charging per page fees after the introduction of RECAP.
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